We posted that image from The Munsters rebootening earlier today but EW has more of an interview with Bryan Fuller up now. He talks about the genesis of his idea for the show (seeing the Tim Burton exhibit at MoMA) and when asked about his Hannibal Lecter show being a remake of sorts as well I especially loved what he had to say:
"I’m personally, as an audience member, not afraid of remakes. I’m afraid of bad remakes, which is unfortunately more commonly the case. Which is why I think people get up in arms when they see a remake idea — “Oh, they’re remaking something that’s been done before, what hackery, there’s no original thoughts in Hollywood.” But there’s a great quote that no art exists without the art before it. We’re doing our work to make our versions distinct and respect their source material. One of the things we did so well in the first season of Heroes is we delivered on each of those [superhero] metaphors. When you come to The Munsters and have Herman — who’s essentially a zombie in a constant state of decay — and he’s married to a woman who doesn’t age, there’s something very poignant there. These stories will surprise audiences."
Hmm have I ever been guilty of the "up in arms" thing? Hmm. Hmm. Hmm. Hmm. Hmm. Not that I've been strictly anti-remake - I wrote a list once about the right ways to do it. But he's right. It just tends to take a Bryan Fuller to get it, and unfortunately the world isn't stuffed with Bryan Fullers.